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Programs that provide assistance for people who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining grants, payments, services or other benefits for which they are eligible. The programs may help people understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, the benefits provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with benefits administration staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are benefits counseling organizations that offer a range of advocacy services and legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Benefits Advisement Servicesassist with and answer questions about applying for benefits: SSI, SSDI, food stamps, medicaid, HUD, public assistance.FranklinBENEFITS ADVISEMENTTRI-LAKES CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
Benefits AssistanceAdministers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Veterans, their dependents, and survivors. Major benefits include Veterans’ compensation, Veterans’ pension, survivors’ benefits, rehabilitation and employment assistance, education assistance, home loan guaranties, and life insurance coverage.New YorkBENEFITS AND SERVICESUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - NEW YORK REGIONAL OFFICE
Benefits Assistance ServicesHelps callers understand benefit programs and procedures, and intervenes if callers are unable to advocate for themselves.WestchesterBENEFITS ASSISTANCE SERVICESUNITED WAY'S 2-1-1 HELPLINE (211)
Benefits Assistance ServicesProvides assistance for people needing to apply for workers compensation or other disability-related benefits, including helping them through the process, once it is filed.SchenectadyWORKERS COMPENSATION AND DISABILITY BENEFITSNEW YORK STATE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD - NORTHEASTERN REGION
Benefits CounselingProvides assistance with finding and optaining public benefits. Electric Bill Payment Assistance Gas Bill Payment Assistance Heating Fuel Bill Payment Assistance The Older Americans Act authorizes Benefits Counseling services to assist older individuals, their family members and/or caregivers in understanding their rights ,applying for benefits and receiving appropriate referrals, exercising choice , benefiting from services and opportunities authorized by law, and maintaining the rights of older persons, especially those with reduced capacity, in solving disputes. ClintonBENEFITS COUNSELINGCLINTON COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING
Case/Care Management ServicesProvides a plan of care for families/care providers/ guardians with children and adultsdiagnosed with developmental disabilities. This program assists families/ care providers/ guardians to secure benefits, advocate in school, accessing programs and funding and providing crisis intervention and support.ClintonMEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATIONCLINTON COUNTY CHAPTER NYSARC, INC, DBA/ADVOCACY AND RESOURCE CENTER
Case/Care Management ServicesKee to Independent Growth provides service coordinators to assist their clientele with developmental disabilities (such as Intellectual Disability, Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and Epilepsy) work with the New York State Department OPWDD. Some of the services are: maintaining a one-on-one relationship with the client to ensure personal missions are acknowledged and supported, working with Medicaid and Medicare to ensure billing and other related services are met, supporting individuals in finding ways to maintain independence and self-sufficiency, enrolling individuals in day programs, supportive employment, and other suitable events for daily enrichment, assisting individuals achieve short term and long term goals, and working closely with doctors, specialists, psychologists, and therapists to ensure the clients health needs and other essentials are met.SaratogaOPWDD SERVICE COORDINATIONKEE TO INDEPENDENT GROWTH
Case/Care Management ServicesAssists the individual with development disabilities and their family with a plan of care to access benefits, advocate when needed, and find resources or services within the community.ClintonSERVICE COORDINATIONRESIDENTIAL RESOURCES
Disease/Disability Care ServicesProvides coordinators to assist and support families to understand the current system of services and benefits, and how to navigate them, also links families to medical and rehabilitation services in the community. Also educates families, individuals, and care providers on brain injury and its impact, connects families and individuals to other support groups, and offers support and advocacy for families dealing with the school system.AlbanyFACTS: FAMILY ADVOCACY, COUNSELING AND TRAINING SERVICESBRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK STATE
Disease/Disability Care ServicesNew Beginnings MSC provides service coordination to assist people with developmental disabilities and apply for people to receive funding through New York State and various agencies for services and supports. Some examples are respite care, small grants, assistance in getting a residential placement or apartment of one's own, transportation to medical appointments through Medicaid, social and recreational programs, environmental modifications to home, day programs for adults, job coaching, etc. We also apply for funding for people to obtain services in their own homes that they are able to self-direct.RensselaerMEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATIONNEW BEGINNINGS MSC
Legal/Court ServicesProvides free legal counseling and representation for low-income individuals who need assistance in civil cases, which includes, government benefits, unemployment insurance, disability, health care, housing, family law matters, consumer problems, children's legal issues and immigration matters.AlbanyLEGAL SERVICESLEGAL AID SOCIETY OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK
Senior ServicesProvides benefits assistance for seniors by answering questions, filling out applications, giving information, explaining tax or other government-related services, etc. or offers referrals for other resources for other services they may need.FranklinBENEFITS ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATIONOFFICE FOR THE AGING IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
Senior ServicesProvides senior outreach workers to provide information about available resources in the community, assist with benefits/insurance information and applications, serve as advocates when seniors are having problems attaining services, and friendly visiting. Other services include a telephone reassurance system, where calls are made to homebound or frail elderly individuals to make sure they are okay. Also provides medical-based transportation for homebound or senors who can no longer drive.ClintonSENIOR OUTREACHJOINT COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY OF CLINTON AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES (JCEO)

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